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25 Mikal Bridges SF

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March 8, 2020 10:44 PM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Double-doubles with 21 and 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges put up 21 points (7-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in 43 minutes during Sunday's 140-131 triumph over the Bucks.

It was another solid outing for Bridges, but the best part might have been the huge minutes he received. After a quiet first quarter, Bridges really came alive late, doing most of his damage in the second half. The 23-year old has gained mainstream fantasy appeal of late, averaging 13.9 points, 4.4 boards, 2.7 dimes, 2.1 triples, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per game over his last seven outings while shooting 57.1 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. He should continue to see heavy minutes in the weeks to come with Kelly Oubre (knee) seemingly at risk of missing the remainder of the season.

March 7, 2020 01:04 PM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Standout two-way effort in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges posted 18 points (7-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 39 minutes during Friday's 127-117 victory over the Trail Blazers.

Bridges was one of many members of the Suns to step up in Deandre Ayton's (ankle) absence, reaching the 18-point mark for the first time since Feb. 10. Friday also marked the 10th time in Bridges' two-year career that he's posted at least two made threes, two steals and one block. Over the past five games, he's averaging 13.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 block across 38.0 minutes.

March 1, 2020 03:16 PM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Five threes in loss to Warriors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges finished with 15 points (5-12 FG, 5-10 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block across 39 minutes during Saturday's 115-99 loss to the Warriors.

While the Suns weren't able to get the victory, Bridges did his part, drilling five triples and posting the highest offensive rating (128) on the team of anyone who saw at least 30 minutes. Saturday's effort also marked the third time in Bridges' career that he's posted at least five threes, one steal and one block. In 13 February appearances, he averaged 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.0 block.

February 27, 2020 11:12 AM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Four steals in loss to Clippers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges posted 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt), six rebounds, four steals and three assists in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 102-92 loss to the Clippers.

While the Suns couldn't get the victory, Bridges showed off his three-and-D potential. Over the past two seasons, only nine players have more performances than Bridges with at least four steals and two made threes. This month, he's averaging 10.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.3 threes.

February 24, 2020 10:20 AM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Four steals in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges posted eight points (2-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block across 28 minutes during Saturday's 112-104 victory over the Bulls.

Saturday marked Bridges' fifth performance this season with at least four steals, and three of them have come this month. Across the past two seasons, only six players in the league have more efforts with at least three steals than Bridges (31). This month, he's averaging 11.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.2 steals, 1.3 threes and 1.0 block in 32.1 minutes.

February 13, 2020 08:36 AM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Another well-rounded effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges amassed 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three steals, two rebounds, one assist and one block in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 112-106 victory over the Warriors.

Bridges continues to play well as the starting power forward, contributing across the board Wednesday. He has been a top-50 player over the past two weeks despite averaging only 11 points per game. His fantasy game is not unlike that of Robert Covington, and, given his projected role, Bridges should be rostered in every format moving forward.

February 11, 2020 02:40 PM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Leads team with 18 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges generated 18 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 31 minutes in Monday's 125-100 loss to the Lakers.

The team moved Bridges to the four and started Cameron Johnson to put a little more height into the starting five due to Deandre Ayton's absence, and Bridges responded well to the shift. The Villanova product put on an excellent show from beyond the arc with four threes and also did his best to control possession off the glass. Bridges is once again back in the starting lineup, which puts him back on the fantasy radar after eight consecutive starts.

February 9, 2020 11:12 AM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Quiet performance Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges amassed nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes during Saturday's 117-108 loss to the Nuggets.

Bridges' production was somewhat subdued Saturday, although the playing time continues to be a real positive. Over the past two weeks, Bridges has been a top-50 player in nine-category leagues despite him averaging just 9.4 points per game. His role as the starting power forward seems locked in for now and he should be on a roster in just about all formats moving forward.

February 8, 2020 01:32 AM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Scores 13 vs. Rockets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges finished with 13 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four boards, two assists, one board and four steals in 31 minutes of a 127-91 win against the Rockets on Friday.

Bridges posted a well-rounded line in his team's dominant victory on his way to scoring in double figures for the third straight game. Bridges also notched four steals for the second time in three games. The Suns play the second leg of the back-to-back against the Nuggets on Saturday.

February 4, 2020 10:48 AM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Well-rounded line in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges contributed 12 points (6-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt), six rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks in 36 minutes during Monday's 119-97 loss to the Nets.

Bridges drew another start with Dario Saric (ankle) still sidelined, and the 23-year-old sophomore put together one of the most well-rounded lines of his career. Bridges matched his season high in steals, and he can probably be expected to log plenty of minutes once again in Wednesday's tilt versus the Pistons, given that Saric isn't traveling with the team on its current road trip.

February 1, 2020 04:04 AM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Sticks in starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges had two points (0-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block in 34 minutes during Friday's 111-107 loss to the Thunder.

Bridges remained in the starting lineup but could not come through for those that added him in competitive leagues. While the production was disappointing, the playing time was certainly encouraging. He will be better than this on most nights and as long as he has a sizeable role, he should be considered in most 12-team leagues.

January 29, 2020 10:48 AM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Across-the-board production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges finished with 13 points (4-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 victory over the Mavericks.

Bridges shifted into the starting lineup Tuesday, a move that could stick based on this performance. Dario Saric had been starting but doing very little with his minutes. That didn't change here and Bridges is certainly the better option for a young Suns team looking to develop its core. Bridges can put up numbers across the board and -- despite being a low-usage player -- should be rostered in most formats moving forward.

January 28, 2020 08:20 PM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges will start at power forward Tuesday against the Mavericks, Mike Peasley of the Dallas Mavericks Radio Network reports.

Bridges will get the nod over Dario Saric. In five previous starts this season, Bridges has averaged 10.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 32.8 minutes.

January 26, 2020 09:08 PM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Little bit of everything
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges posted six points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 25 minutes during Sunday's 114-109 loss to the Grizzlies.

Bridges has recorded two swipes in three straight games, although his six-game streak of seeing 30-plus minutes ended in this one. When the Suns play smaller lineups Bridges tends to earn plenty of minutes, but Memphis runs a lot of two-big pairings and Kelly Oubre and Devin Booker earned 38 and 39 minutes, respectively. Given that Bridges tends to struggle to score at times, he's likely best reserved for those in need of defensive stats in category leagues.

January 23, 2020 01:04 AM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Logs 33 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges had nine points (4-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six rebounds and two steals during the Suns' 112-87 loss to Indiana on Wednesday night.

Bridges has averaged almost 35 minutes per game over the Suns past five games. Unfortunately for fantasy players, the playing time has yet to yield any consistent uptick in production. A change of scenery could help Bridges, potentially making him a name to stow around the deadline.

January 19, 2020 11:32 AM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Reaches new career high in scoring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges contributed 26 points (10-13 FG, 6-8 3Pt), three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 40 minutes during Saturday's 123-119 win over the Celtics.

Bridges finished with career highs in scoring and three-pointers while amassing at least two steals and two blocks for the third time in the last 20 games. The 40 minutes were also Bridges' most of the season, and offers hope that the second-year swingman may continue to receive steady playing time even once Kelly Oubre (concussion) returns. Bridges has been a force defensively all season and has seemingly recovered from his frigid start to the campaign from distance. Dating back to Thanksgiving Day, Bridges has connected on 42 percent of his 2.0 three-point attempts per game.

January 16, 2020 07:12 PM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Enters starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges is starting Thursday's game against the Knicks.

Bridges joins the first unit for Kelly Oubre Jr., who's out Thursday with a concussion. The Villanova product's last start dates back to Dec. 17 against the Clippers when he finished with five points, three assists and two rebounds in 26 minutes.

January 15, 2020 09:44 PM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Best fantasy line of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges posted 15 points (6-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four assists, four steals, three rebounds and one block in 33 minutes Tuesday in the Suns' 123-110 loss to the Hawks.

From a fantasy perspective, this was Bridges' best stat line of the season, as he paired the elite defensive production with efficient scoring. The 23-year-old boasts a skill set that lends itself to intriguing multicategory upside, but he'll likely need coach Monty Williams to commit to using him in a 30-minute role in order for his potential to be realized. Tuesday's performance was a good start toward gaining more trust from Williams.

January 6, 2020 03:04 PM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Excels defensively in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges supplied 12 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 31 minutes Sunday in the Suns' 121-114 loss to the Grizzlies.

The Suns essentially phased out Dario Saric (six minutes) to open up extra playing time for Bridges, who came through with an excellent all-around outing. Bridges won't get much usage on offense while routinely sharing the floor with the likes of Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, but the second-year wing offers some intriguing fantasy potential thanks to his efficient shooting and ability to rack up defensive stats. The key for Bridges will be consistently receiving 30 minutes, something that coach Monty Williams hasn't been willing to commit to for an extended period this season.

January 2, 2020 12:56 PM
Suns' Mikal Bridges: Fouls out in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bridges supplied four points (2-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 25 minutes Wednesday in the Suns' 117-107 loss to the Lakers.

Bridges reached the 25-minute mark for the fourth time in five games before fouling out with 23 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. While the second-year swingman's playing time looks to be on the rise, he's still only averaging 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals during that five-game stretch. At this stage, Bridges offers more fantasy intrigue in 14- or 16-team formats than shallower leagues.

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